Meditations for Advent

 

First Sunday:  It is now the hour for us to rise from sleep, because our salvation is nearer than when we came to believe.

Mon:  The powers of heaven will be shaken.  And then they will see the Son of Man coming upon a cloud with great power and majesty…”look up, because your redemption is at hand.”

Tues:  Law must give place to Love, and separate races and nations be united in one universal brotherhood, with Christ as the eldest brother.

Wed.:  When our hearts have the living faith, have received Jesus Christ into them, then will the light of the world be born within us as in a humble stable.

Thurs.:  So peace will come again on earth, but a peace unlike aught known before.  Then will the will-to-good flower forth as understanding, and understanding blossom as goodwill.

Fri:  The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.

Sat.:  Our soul waits for the Lord

 

2nd Sunday:  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called wonderful., Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

Mon:  Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.  [God with us] Isaiah 7:14

Tues:  Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him and his work before him.  Isaiah 62:11

Wed.:  There shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse and a flower shall spring out of its root, and the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and piety, and the spirit of the awe of the Lord shall fill him.

Thurs:  Our soul waits on the Lord.

Fri:  Let marriage in this age take on a new light, and let it be a profound marriage, not a license to enter the brideschamber but a license to work together, to love and be loved, to have offspring and to accept my Father above all other things.

Sat.:  Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

3rd Sunday:  Divine Mother, Let my soul give birth to that peace that passes all understanding.

Mon:  And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee:  blessed art thou among women.

Tues:  Mary said:  For myself I ask nothing, but for the human race, all.  Let the Messiah be born!

Wed:  And Mary said, my soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

Thurs:  The Lord gives Light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Fri:  That Christ is the true Light, which lighteth every one that cometh into the world.

Sat.:  As many as receive Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.

4th Sunday:  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Mon:  And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

Tues:  And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid.  And the angel said unto them, “Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”

Wed:  “For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”

Thurs:  And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men”…

Fri:  And Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

 

  December 25:  Merry Christmas!